National Careers Week 1st - 6th March 2021
Welcome to National Careers Week 2021! Start here by watching this message from Andrew Bernard our schools Career Governor and the Enterprise director for NCW!
Don't miss your chance to visit the Virtual Careers Fair and complete the Launch Yourself online booklet
Pupil Newsletter: LINK
Parent help and advice: LINK
For much more info, activities and links see the main website here: https://ncw2021.co.uk/
Other links for the week:
This free to attend STEM fair is fully interactive, and a fantastic chance for you to be inspired and meet STEM Ambassadors from a wide variety of STEM organisations.
Manufacturing and Engineering sector: https://www.futuregoalsvwx.co.uk/sectors/manufacturing-engineering
Career within the Motor Industry: https://tide.theimi.org.uk/motor-careers/getting-automotive
Careers – Careers At Sea: http://careersatsea.org/careers/
Welcome to the year 11 CEIAG page where you can find help and support within our community during these tricky times. I am extremely passionate about supporting and helping our students make informed realistic choices about their future plans. I understand that these are unprecedented times and want you to know that I am here to help in terms of helping you to prepare for your next steps, this is a great opportunity for 'big picture learning', for you to develop a real love of your chosen subjects and to learn about the application of learning to the real world. It would be wise to broaden your understanding of subjects beyond exam requirements and to develop your cultural capital, for example, accessing:
- Links to articles/reports/websites of both general and subject specific interest
- Films on your subject interest, for example The Imitation Game if your interested in Computing or Maths
- TV series, such as Chernobyl if you are planning on studying Physics
- CV support and help
For those who have applied or accepted a place at an alternative establishment, we would advise that you follow them on social media for updates or follow me on Twitter.
Year 11, you are amazing and together we have got this!!
Jo Cottam - Careers Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow @CLHSCareers on Twitter for the latest news and updates
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04/01/2021 - National National Apprenticeship Week 8th-14th Feb
National Apprenticeship Week is taking place from Monday 8th February to Sunday 14th February with the aim of raising awareness of apprenticeships.
This is your chance to explore the varying levels of qualifications and the industries you can work in.
Be curious. Even if you know for sure Sixth Form and University is the path for you, just take a look. You never know what you may discover.
25/01/2021 -Apprenticeship Vacancies @ LMC
13/01/2021 - UPCOMING EVENTS:
Speakers for School - Inspirational broadcasts
NHS Healthcare Careers Virtual Work Experience
Online Virtual Careers Fair Wednesday 27th January 2021
11/11/2020 - "How to get into the games industry"
The global games market is a $159 billion industry, with 2.7 billion people globally playing video games. It is one of the few industries to see growth as a result of Covid-19; nearly 50,000 people now work in the UK's games industry, with constant demand for talented programmers, artists, animators, designers, musicians, testers, and more.
"How to get into the games industry" is a FREE 90-minute livestreamed event on Tuesday 17th November, featuring acclaimed developers giving their advice and taking questions about getting into the games industry.
Companies presenting include Mediatonic (Fall Guys), Ubisoft (Assassin's Creed), Epic (Fortnite) Rocksteady (Batman: Arkham titles), 4J Studios (Minecraft), TT Games (Lego Star Wars), and Sony PlayStation’s former Director of Strategic Content, Shahid Ahmad.
Latest news All about Apprenticeships
WorldSkills UK LIVE online 26-28 November
Spotlight Talks on Careers, Apprenticeships and excellence in partnership with BAE Systems will bring together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life, to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships. Taking place from 26 – 28 November.
Register here https://learnliveuk.com/world-skills-uk/
04/11/2020 - RAF Virtual Event Access All Areas - Thursday 12th November 2020
Explore the roles of the RAF within an immersive, never-before seen virtual hangar with an opportunity to discover information on key roles, as well as chat live with a specialist RAF recruiter. All from the comfort of your own home.
- Find out more about life in the RAF
- An immersive, interactive 360° experience
- Find your force - discover a role for you
- Download role specific information
- Chat live with an RAF recruiter – have your questions answered
Choose your start time and secure your FREE ticket now by clicking HERE!
Examination Content Changes for English Literature
If you have been following the news, you may be aware that OFQUAL recently announced changes to content of the examinations for the majority of subject areas. Although English Language has not been affected, the English Literature specification and exam format has.
For further information please see the: Letters to Parents
03/07/2020 - OLCC Sixth Form Taster Day Tuesday 7 July
Hello to Yr 11 students who have applied to OLCC Sixth Form
We are looking forward to welcoming you into our Sixth Form in September. At this time of year, we would normally be holding a Taster Day when you would have been able to experience actual sixth form lessons and learn more about day to day life in our sixth form. As this cannot take place this year we have done our best to provide a similar experience for you online.
On Tuesday 7 July please go to Our Lady's Catholic College Web-site and find the Virtual Taster Day page. There will be a video welcome message from Mrs Seddon and a Video Power-point which I have recorded. This will give you information about the finalised option blocks and other details about our Sixth Form. You will also be able to watch a DVD which shows 'Life in Sixth Form'.
Each teacher has made a presentation about their subject which includes course details but also information on how the course is taught, extracurricular activities and information about careers which are related to their subject.
In the next week or so, we will be posting a Sixth Form Handbook to you and an appointment date/time for the individual Induction Interview which you will attend at the end of August. This is to discuss your program of study and ensure that you feel confident to start your new life in Sixth Form in September.
As always, if you have any questions, please email me. However, i am in school every Monday and Friday morning and will be able to speak with you over the phone from 9.15 - 11.00 if you would prefer to speak to me directly.
Head of Sixth Form
Our Lady's Catholic College
This week we would like you to take part in a world of work insight week to begin to get you thinking about your future aspirations and post 16 choices. Every day you may take part in the range of 20 lessons available to you. The lessons will support you to gain insight into the world of work through employer videos and resources. Each session is a PowerPoint that you access. It has information, videos and task and is narrated all the way through. There is a virtual mentor who will pop up at various points to keep checking with you. There are mini tasks where you will be asked to pause the session to check your understanding and complete something exciting and there are key tasks for you to complete each day. Check Classcharts each day for daily information.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions about this week email@example.com
Click HERE for a quick overview of the week.
In addition to the lessons You can also register with LearnLive for sessions where you can listen and use a chat function to ask questions of employers from different sectors. Register here.
Live sessions timetable
|Tuesday - Live link|
|Wednesday - Live link|
|Thursday - Live link|
|Friday - Live link|
As a starting point for this week, please watch the following video: Meet Alexandra. She has a love of travel, languages and food culture - which led her to her career in the graduate scheme at Tesco. Here she provides insight into the world of work, and key skills she learnt along the way.
Helpful documents and publications:
Year 11 - Progression to Year 12 bridging work
The following links have been provided by local 6th Forms and Colleges to help you prepare for Y12
|The importance of maths and english||www.inspira.org.uk|
|Post 16 Research - Useful websites|
|Careers Stories, Motivational and entrepreneurial talks||www.learn.springpod.co.uk|
|CV - help and support|
PiXL Project Future
PiXL have produced a set of resources to help you explore the subjects that you will be studying post-16. By using these resources and completing the attached Academic LORIC work, you will have the best start when you return to school/college.
|Subject specific guidance sheets|
Update from LMC
Compare and contrast different career paths using the blocks below:
Please find below, CEIAG information: